Rector - SLINDON, EARTHAM and MADEHURST

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Slindon, Chichester
Office Holder
House for Duty

The Benefice of Sindon, Eartham and Madehurst is situated in the beautiful South Downs National Park amidst farmland, woods and ​downland, roughly halfway between Chichester and Arundel.

The Patrons and the Bishop of Chichester seek to appoint a House for Duty Incumbent for this Benefice who will offer a pastoral and liturgical ministry across the two parishes of this Benefice and within the Church of England primary school.

We offer:

  • A vibrant and welcoming community embracing both worshippers and the wider community and, in normal times, a broad range of activities that belies the relatively small population (around 800 in total).
  • A benefice that describes itself as “middle of the road” with those who value the traditional forms of Anglican worship, alongside families with young children who enjoy a more informal and relaxed approach.
  • Two parishes, with three historic churches, two Grade 1 and one Grade 2 Listed, at the centres of their villages. Despite their relative proximity, they are quite different in character.
  • A Rectory which is at the heart of the historic part of Slindon.
  • A local Church of England Primary school (Slindon) and two independent schools.
  • A children’s church (with a lay leader) in the Benefice.
  • A collaborative Deanery within the Diocese of Chichester, where our vision is ‘to know, love and follow Jesus.’

We are praying for a priest who will:

  • Build up our mission to children and families, especially in partnership with our church school
  • Strengthen our links with our communities and especially with new arrivals
  • Develop our pattern of worship beyond existing traditional Sunday Services
  • Deepen our discipleship

The closing date is 1 November, 2021

Interviews will be held on 19 November, 2021

For an informal conversation please contact the Ven Luke Irvine-Capel, Archdeacon of Chichester on 01273 425799